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 WIP my first personal assassin armor

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Marky

WIP my first personal assassin armor
« on: Jun 02, 2017, 04:46 PM »
I'v just started to cut a PVC for make my armor on this day...




I'v used a 3mm PVC but i think is very too lighter...




Probably I put together 2 layer of 3mm PVC for every part of my armor, is a good idea for you?




In a few day I ting to form a PVC parts and show it on my body for mind a right misure and placement!

Re: WIP my first personal assassin armor
« Reply #1 on: Jun 03, 2017, 01:56 AM »
I think the 3mm thickness is good on its own, that seems to be what a lot of people use, if not thinner

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Re: WIP my first personal assassin armor
« Reply #2 on: Jun 03, 2017, 04:23 AM »
A lot of the people in my area use 6mm as their base thickness.

Much of my armor is actually "trauma plated" so is 12mm across the chest of my custom kit.
My canon kit used 6mm directly. This is however Foamex/Sintra so I do not know how much additional weight and complexity would be added in PVC doing this.

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Re: WIP my first personal assassin armor
« Reply #3 on: Jun 04, 2017, 03:59 PM »
I've finished to cut al parts, except the gauntlets, I think to open another WIP's post, only for a gauntlets, in a second time...




I've cut all the parts in double copy for make a double layer (3mm + 3mm for make enough often), For put together the layer i think to use a Loctite glue.



Is good in your opinion or is better another one glue (more appropriate for a PVC materials) like a bi-components or vulcanizing glue?




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Re: WIP my first personal assassin armor
« Reply #4 on: Jun 04, 2017, 04:36 PM »
Hey vod,

I went with 6mm, i tried 3mm first but like you felt it was too light.... good luck man it is a pain to mold. I know from experience

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Re: WIP my first personal assassin armor
« Reply #5 on: Jun 05, 2017, 02:26 AM »
For your second layer did you cut them to the same size or slightly larger? When you heatshape them the second layer generally needs to be wider and longer than the base by the thickness of the material, as when you heatshape the second layer will appear smaller (as it is being shaped over a slightly larger curve compared to the base layer)

For gluing together the layers you want to be using a PVC cement. It is easy to get hold of from building supply places and truly is the correct thing to be using.

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Re: WIP my first personal assassin armor
« Reply #6 on: Jun 05, 2017, 01:48 PM »
For your second layer did you cut them to the same size or slightly larger? When you heatshape them the second layer generally needs to be wider and longer than the base by the thickness of the material, as when you heatshape the second layer will appear smaller (as it is being shaped over a slightly larger curve compared to the base layer)

For gluing together the layers you want to be using a PVC cement. It is easy to get hold of from building supply places and truly is the correct thing to be using.

Yes, I already imagined that a layer would be of apparently different size from the other, then I will be able to mill them the same size once bent and glued together!

Thanks for the suggestion about PVC cement, I will try to find it in the next few days.  ;)

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Re: WIP my first personal assassin armor
« Reply #7 on: Jun 05, 2017, 01:50 PM »
Yes, I already imagined that a layer would be of apparently different size from the other, then I will be able to mill them the same size once bent and glued together!

Perfect, that was going to be my next point on the presumption that you had cut them larger.
Means you can square up the various layers once they are shaped and cemented

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Re: WIP my first personal assassin armor
« Reply #8 on: Jun 24, 2017, 02:21 PM »
New step for my armor, i've make a dima with light wood...




...and I bent a knees armor parts




And a shoulders (the right a bit bigger than the left)




Now I need to put togheter 2 layer for make more thickness!

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Re: WIP my first personal assassin armor
« Reply #9 on: Jul 03, 2017, 06:44 AM »
nice start! i'll follow that wip

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